Tag Archives: Christianity

The Age of American Unreason

The Age of American Unreason By Susan Jacoby, 2009 Jacoby writes about anti-intellectualism in America. She was inspired by the book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter, which was published in 1963. Jacoby points out that more than half … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Culture, History, Literary Criticism, Literature/Pop Culture, Movies/TV, Pedagogy, Politics/Economics, Religion, Science/Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Anatomy of Criticism

Anatomy of Criticism Northrop Frye, 1957 It is impossible to learn literature because literature needs to be dis-furnished from the study of it—or criticism.  Literary Criticism has many neighbors, including: Psychology and Sociology. Frye covers the Fictional Modes first.  Myth, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Culture, Literary Criticism, Literature/Pop Culture, Mythology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Madeline L’Engle

Madeline L’Engle Madeline L’Engle is one of my favorite children’s authors. I first read A Wrinkle in Time in 6th grade maybe. It was published in 1962 and my mother remembered reading it. In any case, I got a copy … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Biology, Literature/Pop Culture, Lost, Movies/TV, Religion, Science/Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

After Ecstasy, The Laundry

After Ecstasy, The Laundry After Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path was written by Jack Kornfield and it came out in 2000.  Drawing on the experiences and insights of leaders and practitioners within the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Psychology, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ego and Archetype

Ego and Archetype  Ego and Archetype: Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche by Edward F Edinger came out in 1972.  I read it in 2000.  It proved very insightful and was very influential on me. Man’s consciousness was … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Mythology, Psychology, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Casilda of the Rising Moon

Casilda Once upon a time, around 1990, I read a book called Casilda of the Rising Moon by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino.  I found the book at my local library. It was published in 1967.  The cover intrigued me and … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in History, Literature/Pop Culture, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reservation Blues

  Reservation Blues Cari Gilkison, English 575: Post-Colonial Literature, Winter 1997 Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie shows that there is no hope for Native Americans to redress the effects of colonization.  Alexie feels that there is no hope of ever … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in History, Literature/Pop Culture, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment